As I had previously promised in my pre-movie speculation, here is my review.
Sullivan, Melissa and I all went to the theater together while my Mom, visiting, watched Freyja. Sullivan was very excited about seeing the “Fire Nation Movie on the big TV.”
For those of you only interested in my conclusion, I will simply refer to my tweet, posted shortly after seeing the movie.
Dear m night, please let someone else write, direct, and produce the airbender sequel. Thanks.
Yeah. He killed it. As hard as I tried to like it; as much as I tried to look past its flaws; it was overall a travesty. However, the wooden acting, poorly written dialogue, and bad editing have been covered ad nauseam by armchair critics all across the Internet — I’d instead like to focus on it from the angle of someone with a more intimate understanding of the show.
Remember the episode when the characters all attend a play that recaps the entire series to-date? That was a more faithful re-telling of the story.
Warning: This post contains spoilers, if spoiling this movie is even possible.